Friday, April 8, 2022
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Doing the Right Thing: Pilot Blames Turbulence on Anesthesia

DELTA 272 - Occasional rough patches of air during a flight isn’t uncommon, ask any pilot.  However, to Delta pilot Captain Jack Wilson, who just flew from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to...
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Pathology and Radiology Reports Recommend Correlation with Each Other, Endless Loop Ensues

BOSTON, MA – The ICU team of a local area hospital had struggled for days with an increasingly slow EMR for one particular patient. “At first I thought it was just temporary, but it just...

SHITSTORM Red Flag Phrases During Patient Turnover

DJIBOUTI, DJIBOUTI - The 5th annual Seminar of Hospital Internists Technologists Surgeons Traumatologists Others RNs and More (SHITSTORM) convention resulted in the drafting of a landmark document detailing the most common phrases heard in...

Tips: How to Pronounce a Difficult Drug Name Without Choking, Aspirating, Dying

Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“The” FDA) approved the efficacious and unpronounceable idarucizumab (also known, thankfully, as Praxbind) to reverse the anticoagulant effects of Pradaxa in emergencies.  That got us to...
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Doc Takes Chance on Ill-Fitting Small N95 Mask Since Finding Regular One Requires Effort

BIRMINGHAM, AL - After briefly weighing the risks and benefits of using an ill-fitting small N95 mask that's already there versus trying to search the ward for the right-sized regular one before entering into...
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The Surviving BS Campaign: Early Detection of BS in the ED

ST. LOUIS, MO - A groundbreaking new multicenter study shows that early detection of BS in the ED leads to significant overall improvement in patient mortality, as well as improvement of ED physician and nursing...
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Breaking: Ativan is the Best Medicine, Laughter Falls to Sixth

BOSTON, MA - Is laughter the best medicine?  Not any more.  According to a new poll of physicians and other medical providers published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Ativan is the best medicine with laughter falling...
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Patient Admitted with Facebook Overdose

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Alice Wilkinson was admitted last night after she was found down by her roommate, convulsing next to her smartphone.  Her roommate, who wishes to remain anonymous (Kate Townsend), called 911 and...

Cinnabon Creates New Insulin Rolls: Insulinabons

SEATTLE, WA - American purveyor of cinnamon rolls and diabetes, Cinnabon has announced a new tactic to combat the obesity epidemic, not by changing its recipe but by offering free insulin rolls instead.  Cinnabon...

The ACOG Changes Pregnancy to 42 Weeks, Makes Dividing into Trimesters Easier

HILLBRANCH, SC – The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) recently released groundbreaking news: pregnancy will now be extended to 42 weeks instead of the typical 40 weeks. This was put into place because mothers...